The Oyo State House of Assembly has urged the state police command and other security agencies to secure the release of a medical doctor who was kidnapped recently.
The lawmakers on Tuesday also advised the security agencies to secure the release of a young lady identified as Kafilat.
News correspondent learnt that a medical doctor working with Baptist Medical Centre in Okeho, in the Kajola Local Government Area, Dr D.O Lawal and Kafilat were kidnapped on Sunday, July 23, 2023, in a Micra taxi by some gunmen along Okeho/Isemi road.
The lawmakers’ request was a sequel to a matter of urgent public importance brought before the house on Tuesday by the member representing Kajola State Constituency, Hon. Musibau Azeez.
Azeez explained that the rate of insecurity, especially kidnapping in recent times in the state, is alarming.
He added that insecurity has become a major concern that requires urgent attention in the state.
“The rate of insecurity, especially kidnapping in recent times in Oyo State, is alarming. It has become a matter of major concern that requires urgent attention.
“Despite the efforts of the administration of His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde in providing necessary logistics and support for security Agencies to work with in making sure that crime is reduced to the bearest minimum in Oyo State, It is quite unfortunate and disturbing that some wicked elements are bent on destabilizing the peace and tranquility being enjoyed and also rubbish the efforts put in place by the Government from time to time.
“The House resolved with a call on the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State and other Security Agencies to urgently swing into action and secure the release of Dr D.O Lawal and the young lady, Kafilat,” he said.